What a cheerful group, many people in old photos appear to be going to or from a funeral.
Kenn on 25th May 2016 @ 4:50pm
I've heard the claim that people never smiled in old photos because it was too hard to hold a smile through a long exposure. I suspect that's not true. I think there was a sense of decorum, and a serious event like posing for a photographic portrait deserved a serious face.
Arthur on 25th May 2016 @ 5:17pm
Not necessarily in this time frame, but in many earlier photos the reason people refused to smile, is due to the fact they had no teeth..
Charlott on 25th May 2016 @ 7:07pm